30 Minutes features Part 2 of Indigenous Authors Speak- a group of internationally and locally renowned voices who spoke in support of the Indigenous Alliance Without Borders or Alianza Indigena SinFronteras. The Indigenous Alliance Without Borders is an inter-tribal advocacy and human rights community organization created in the San Xavier District of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s territory in 1997, to be the international voice for traditional southern borderlands Indigenous peoples and to carry out diverse activities designed to contribute to the promotion, respect and protection of indigenous rights.
In May 2012, Indigenous Authors presented their work to a full house at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Tucson. In part two of a multi part series, speakers include renowned writer and Arizona State University Regents Professor of English Simon Ortiz, Kenny Dyer Redner, and Laura Tohe.
The Indigenous Alliance Without Borders and community partners hosted a fundraiser featuring Indigenous authors on May 26, 2012 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson. The event featured: Simon Ortiz, Kenny Dyer- Redner, Laura Tohe, Bojan Louis, Henry Oso Quintero, Joseph A. Quintana, Natalie Diaz,Shining Soul with Emcee Alex Soto and Emcee Franco Habre.
The Indigenous Alliance Without Borders consists of individual members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Tohono O’odham Nation, Kickapoo Tribe, Gila River Indian Community, Yaqui in Mexico, Chicanos/Chicanas and five community organizations working together in promoting respect for indigenous rights.
The Indigenous Alliance and the following community partners: Yoeme Commission on Human Rights, Tonatierra, Yoeme Tekia Cultural Center & Museum, Immigrant Rights Group of UUCT, Derechos Humanos, Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development, Protect Shuck Shon, and Calpolli Teoxicalli sponsored this fundraising event.
This episode of 30 Minutes was originally recorded in May 2012 and broadcast in June 2012 by Amanda Shauger. 30 Minutes is a locally-produced public affairs program featuring local, national and international guests and issues. Amanda especially enjoys going into the field to record presentations and to then share that audio with a larger audience. Tucson has so many great stories to tell. 30 Minutes airs Sundays at 3:30pm.